Alcoa Marine Forms New Offshore Division
Alcoa Marine Corporation has announced the formation of a new division, Alcoa Marine Offshore Services Co., to offer geotechnical and geophysical marine field services, primarily to the oil industry.
The new division, to be headquartered in Houston, Texas, will use the services of Alcoa Seaprobe, a 243-foot marine research and coring vessel, owned by Alcoa Marine.
Herman C. Sieck has been named president of the division, reporting to Craig Mullen, vice president-operations of Alcoa Marine Corporation.
Mr. Mullen said: "The formation of this division of Alcoa Marine Corporation is a logical extension of our present capabilities.
We have added a team of experienced undersea geotechnical and geophysical people, and our facilities in Houston put our new expertise close to the center of the oil industry." Alcoa Marine Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa) , is a diversified company providing a variety of products and services to the maritime industry on a global basis. It is headquartered in Upper Marlboro, Md.
Incorporated in 1968 as Ocean Search, Inc., the company was formed to provide program management, deep-ocean search, salvage, and ocean engineering services. For this purpose, the allaluminum vessel Alcoa Seaprobe was designed, constructed and is now managed by Alcoa Marine.
Configured much like a drillship, Alcoa Seaprobe is designed to recover objects up to 200 tons from 6,000 feet and operate its search sensors or recover lesser weights from as deep as 20,000 feet. In addition to its search and recovery capabilities, other potentials for the ship's systems include deep-ocean mining exploration and monitoring, geological survey, coring and oceanographic research.
Alcoa Marine Offshore Services Co. will be located at 8804 Daffodil in Houston, Texas 77063.
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